For Immediate Release: September 12, 2010
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Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis opens with solid showing at Virginia Classic
Wong places sixth, Jain and Haggai seventh in respective singles brackets

Final brackets

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Binghamton men's tennis team eased into the 2010-11 campaign with four players in action at the non-scoring Virginia Classic over the weekend.

Junior Gilbert Wong had the most success of the four singles players. Wong won two matches in the "White" singles bracket to place sixth. Senior Arnav Jain and junior Alexandre Haggai each placed seventh after splitting four matches in their respective draws.

Sophomore Bastian Bornkessel also competed in singles, winning one match in his flight.

In doubles, Jain and Haggai won two of three matches in the "Orange" bracket, including a 9-8 triumph over Cornell's top duo. Wong and Bornkessel also won two of three matches in their draw.

Binghamton next competes at the Princeton Invitational next weekend.

BU Results
Arnav Jain

Defeated Chomette (Old Dominion) 6-2, 6-2
Lost to Graber (Virginia Tech) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Lost to Hopkins (Wake Forest) 4-6, 6-3, 10-5
Won by default over Vladimirsky (James Madison)

Gilbert Wong
Defeated Schafer (Davidson) 6-4, 6-4
Lost to Wyss (Maryland) 6-1, 6-4
Defeated Vodislav (William and Mary) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
Lost to Bandres (ETSU) 6-2, 6-3

Alexandre Haggai
Defeated Johannsen (VCU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Lost to Zerbini (California) 6-2, 6-4
Lost to Villegas (Virginia) 6-4, 6-2
Defeated Fauchet (Richmond) 6-3, 7-5

Bastian Bornkessel
Lost to Brian Feng (Virginia) 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Defeated Chermak (North Carolina State) 6-1, 6-3
Lost to Chris Kushma (George Washington) 6-4, 7-5
Won by default over Gee (Davidson)


Lost to Oudshoorn/Rooda (Virginia) 8-4
Defeated Graber/Jacques (VT) 9-8
Defeated Gauthier/Feldman (Cornell) 9-8

Lost Mark/Lyons (Davidson) 8-3
Defeated Palmeri/Karson (Cornell) default
Defeated Lapentti/Pine (VT) 8-4

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